"The Thing That Grows in the Gasoline Tank" expresses that the government agent is out of his realm as he doesn't consider this abnormality to be possible. The agent represents bureaucracy, formality and paperwork. The old man signifies the native population and the suffering of his people. He sees what needs to be done and acts accordingly. Once again the differences of the two cultures is seen as the native man embodies action, while the white man is about formal process.
I don’t want to stay cause they might beat me up” (173). An innocent man was ordered to leave to a different town or else the cops threated to beat him up merely because he was native they felt like they had superior power over him to threaten to beat him up. Prejudice is an international issue and in everyway treating a human being as an unequal due to physical appearance and personal costumes is absurd. The discrimination that takes place in both short stories negatively forces change, which is one of the factors for the loss off culture. In order to fit in with society native culture is demolished.
However, Napoleon wants to be the sole leader, so he does everything he can to be just that. With each new taste of power, he wants more and more, until it changes all that was known. Snowball comes up with the idea to build a windmill, but Napoleon hates the idea, because it is not him who came up with it. The idea makes Snowball look better than him, which he does not want. At the meeting at which the animals would vote on the idea, Napoleon has his service dogs chase Snowball off the farm and he ends up taking credit for the windmill idea, driven by the thirst for power.
The men’s greed alters each of their moral outlooks on life and the situation. As Chaucer says, one of the men “was utterly content / To kill them both and never to repent” (255). This proves the relationship between the men has been forgotten because they believe wealth is greater than friendship. The men’s greed gets the best of each of them and leads to their destruction, illustrating the moral point of greed being evil. Ironically, before the Pardoner tells his tale, one can clearly see that he is a greedy and immoral person, effectively creating hypocritical tension between himself and the values of his story.
The animals no longer having any choice are forced to leave to find themselves a more suitable habitat. At the end the father explains to his son about the “white man”, and what they did to the natives. This poem is a perfect example to show how the “white man” had wronged the natives by moving in and focusing them to leave and building their cities and roads, just as the animals had to because of the beaver building his
Daisy is his equally careless and selfish wife. Tom and Daisy do not understand or care about the consequences of their actions, and ultimately are the cause of the tragedy in the story. Tom's egoism is evident through his social attitudes. One example is his views on white supremacy. During a casual conversation between him, Nick (a friend and the narrator), Daisy and Jordan, he says, "…if we don't look out the white race will be-will be utterly submerged...It's up to us, who are the dominant race, to watch out or these other races will have control of things" (Fitzgerald 13).
Yes, he did kill a beast that avenged a whole town, but that is no reason to cut an arm off as a trophy. This is a disgraceful move because it just shows how conceited Beowulf is. Beowulf liked the attention. He intentionally looked for attention. A true hero does not take all the pride in a heroic act instead a hero should be humble not cocky.
He thinks back to when he and Caesar were of equal power and doesn’t think Caesar deserves all of the power he has. He says to Brutus “I was born free as Caesar, so were you / We both have fed as well, and we can both / Endure the winter’s cold as well as he” (I.ii.97-99). Also Cassius is angry because Caesar doesn’t like him. He thinks that Caesar has a very judgmental side to him and that his judgmental personality could end up hurting him. This then leads up to Casca who is another character that is jealous of Caesar.
“The Great Chain of Being was supposed to keep the Earth in a stable condition and order. Anything that breaks this chain of order was said to disrupt the stability of the universe.” (Wikka 1) Macbeth was selfish to commit this act for nothing but personal gain. In the end he was not even content with the outcome, just like the people around him. “I’ll go no more: / I am afraid to think what I have done” (II.ii.48-49) Therefore, selfishness only leads to unhappiness and trouble for all. This is shown, also, when Macbeth begins to keep his wife out from his life.
“WHAT DOES A GOOD MAN EVEN MEAN?” In “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the grandmother uses the word “good” in all directions. She first utilizes it to Red Sammy, the man who runs The Tower, after he madly complains about how untrusting people are. He asks her why he let two strangers charge their gasoline and didn’t pay for it. She says to him “Because you’re a good man” (186). In this case, her definition of “good” seems to include unawareness and bad judgement, none of which are “good”.